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  • 35th CES builds bonds in school program

    While the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing share goals for cooperation to promote greater mutual understanding and trust, squadrons find other ways than operationally to foster the bond. Jido-kan, meaning “elementary student center,” is a program which started a year ago. Although it’s headed by the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, Airmen of all
  • Misawa vice catches first salmon at annual festival

    The Annual Salmon Festival in Oirase, Japan, attracts Japanese and Americans alike from hundreds of miles away and is known regionally as the largest salmon festival in Northern Japan. Every year, a Misawa Air Base commander speaks at the event as an opportunity to thank the Japanese community for their ongoing support of U.S. operations in the region.
  • 35th Fighter Wing brings fight to Keen Sword 2017

    The 35th Fighter Wing took to the skies during exercise Keen Sword 17 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7–11, to enhance bilateral confidences and working relationships with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Exercises like Keen Sword are a decisive demonstration of the strength of the friendship between the people, and provide an indispensable field
  • Misawa welcomes CSAF during immersion tour

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8 and 9, during his Pacific Air Forces immersion tour. Goldfein, sworn in as the 21st CSAF in July, met face-to-face with Airmen of the 35th Fighter Wing, service members from the U.S. Navy and Army and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force to gain insight on a variety
  • Winning mind wars to overcome life's battles

     Every morning, Capt. Mary Zander, a 35th Medical Operations Squadron psychologist, wakes up, puts her uniform on, and prepares for a day of listening and finding solutions to help her patients conquer their challenges.Air Force psychologists provide deeper-level care for patients by taking a look at inward problems that manifest themselves
  • Flu POD exercises 35th MDG epidemic readiness

    When the risk of a contagious disease threatens people at Misawa Air Base, the 35th Medical Group has minimal time to ensure their safety and to vaccinate the entire population. In efforts to strengthen this capability, medical experts used this year’s flu vaccine as a preliminary exercise to construct a point of distribution, or POD, and put their
  • First sergeants: More than a shirt

    There can be times when personnel need more help than their supervisors can offer, so the Air Force provides another outlet.First sergeants, also known as “shirts,” hold a position granted to master sergeants and above, and promote general health, discipline, and career progression of all assigned personnel and their families. “We make sure we can
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